Belle Chevre has produced a variety of internationally acclaimed chevres since 1989 using time-tested European farmstead techniques. The company is purposefully small, and each chevre is hand made by its passionate cheese makers. The result is an artisan cheese with a mild and distinct taste and texture that reflects the care with which it was made. The uniquely mild but distinctive flavor of our cheeses is directly related to the terrain on which the goats are raised and the cheese is created. Limestone County, Alabama is a big part of what is special about Belle Chevre.
Tasia Malakasis, a woman with a grand appetite for Chevre, came back to Alabama to learn the art of cheesemaking and finally persuaded the owner emeritus to let her be the next generation. She founded Belle Chevre and developed a winning recipe that has, to date, garnered over 50 national awards from American Cheese Society and other famed institutions and has been featured in many top culinary books and magazines.
All of Belle Chevre cheeses are hand-made and hand-packed with great care and dedication to the craft.
Our Featured Belle Chevre
Southern Belle is lovely goat cheese developed by Tasia Malakasis, owner of Fromagerie Belle Chevre in Elkmont, Alabama. This is not an ordinary goat's milk cheese, it is a small 4 oz. disc that is covered with bourbon pecans, mint and sugar - a real Southern treat or should we say the cheese treat for the Kentucky Derby.
This award-winning gourmet cheese is a perfect match with a mint julep or with a glass of fine white wine. A nice plain cracker will serve this cheese well.